Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (18): DAUGHTERS UNTO DEVILS

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Author: Amy Lukavics
Release date: September 29, 2015

Summary: When sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner's family decides to move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, she hopes it is her chance for a fresh start. She can leave behind the memory of the past winter; of her sickly Ma giving birth to a baby sister who cries endlessly; of the terrifying visions she saw as her sanity began to slip, the victim of cabin fever; and most of all, the memories of the boy she has been secretly meeting with as a distraction from her pain. The boy whose baby she now carries. 

When the Verners arrive at their new home, a large cabin abandoned by its previous owners, they discover the inside covered in blood. And as the days pass, it is obvious to Amanda that something isn't right on the prairie. She's heard stories of lands being tainted by evil, of men losing their minds and killing their families, and there is something strange about the doctor and his son who lives in the woods on the edge of the prairie. But with the guilt and shame of her sins weighing on her, Amanda can't be sure if the true evil lies in the land, or deep within her soul. 

Thoughts: HORROR. It seems like there's never enough YA horror in the world. I grew up on horror movies since they were my mom's favorites when I was small. And this definitely plays into that genre. It sounds SO CREEPY and wonderful. And I always love those stories where you're not sure if something supernatural is actually happening, or if the protagonist is just crazy. I'm not sure if this is historical or contemporary horror, but the rural setting always makes things even creepier. And that cover? I'm definitely sold! 

Tell me: what are YOU waiting on this Wednesday? Does my pick sound intriguing to you? Let me know in the comments below!

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